When it comes to traveling with infants, it’s best to consult with your doctor before booking any flights, as it’s not recommended to travel until your babies have had their immunity vaccines and are fit and healthy, which is different for every baby.

Some babies are fit to travel within 6 weeks (usually only domestic flights), whereas some doctors recommend to wait until they are 3-6 months old, so it’s really important you discuss your travel plans with your doctor before doing anything else.

Tips For Traveling with an Infant

After you’ve done that and got the go ahead with your GP, then you’re probably wondering what flying with an infant is like. Well, that’s where we’re here to help.

Speak To Your Doctor First

Before you visit your doctor, have an idea in mind of where you want to go and for how long so they can advise you accurately.

Plan Ahead & Pick An Appropriate Destination

Be sure to research your chosen destination first and make sure it’s baby-friendly. Look up whether there are any security risks, if there are any air-born diseases going around, and make a decision about whether it’s worth it.

Consider Your Personality

If you’re anxious, structured, extra cautious, then it might not be a great idea for you to travel with a baby. Perhaps start off slow, with short trips away so you can test it. The last thing you want to do is put time, energy and money into a travel experience and hate it.

Consider Your Baby’s Personality

If you feel they have a relaxed temperament and love to hang out with you all day, then travel may work well for them. If they’re a bit cranky and love a bit of structure and routine they may not be so suited.

Pack Wisely

Bring all the essentials like diapers, wipes, formula/breast milk, extra clothes, and blankets. Don’t forget to pack their favorite toys or comfort item to keep them entertained.

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